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#1 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

Let me get this straight. The guy who tried to cook egg shells and thought he was cooking egg whites says that the robbery happened while both he and his roomate were home sleeping.

Inside job, roomate I'm callin it.

#2 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

@mocbucket62 said:

Cool for Vinny that he got to do voice work for TV Guide videos. I wouldn't worry him leaving GB though guys this might be a side job of his.

Vinny kind of has already "left" GB. It seems that he is on the books officially as more of a CBSi east production guy helping out whatever properties need it. For accounting purposes he is not considered GB headcount anymore. Instead of announcing he was taking a new role they spun it into this GB east thing so the community didn't flip out. That is the only reason they were allowed to hire two staff. One to replace Ryan and one to replace Vinny.

#3 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

I downloaded it from PSN and didn't have any issues. Though whenever I start the game it seems the initial load time is pretty long. I don't know if it is just the PSN version or if the disc version does this too. I also am down to just 11gb of 250 gb free on my harddrive so I am not sure if that has something to do with it as well.

#4 Edited by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -
#5 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

@thehbk said:

Sony sucks. They shouldn't manned up and launched it at E3 for $399. bam! Go into stores right now and buy it. Saturn style bitches.

With like NO GAMES! Have fun with the XMB til November bitches!

#6 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

I noticed this in the amazon listing for the Persona 4 artbook and thought it was interesting. Even though they made some sort of announcement of Persona 5 why would they allow that wording in the description for the Persona 4 book.

"Featuring the character designs of Shigenori Soejima! Go behind the scenes of Persona 4, the final game of the landmark Persona series! Inside you''ll find character designs, rough sketches, backgrounds and settings, an exclusive interview with the game''s creators, and more!"

#7 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

For being a "behind the scenes" guy Matt Rorie sure does spend a lot of time on camera. Maybe he should focus more on getting the video player resolved and overseeing that process. I still don't quite understand how he was supposed to replace Dave seeing as he doesn't seem to have the same skillset. Looks like they created some sort of role where his skills fit better but all I know as an end user is the site slowly getting worse. Aside from the video player issues the download speeds can be unreliable as well. This is maddening because the only reason I am downloading is because the video player doesn't function.

I wonder what the odds are that Dave simply could not make progress on getting the sites issues resolved for whatever reason (engineering, management, etc) post relaunch and his kid was a convenient excuse for him to throw up his hands and exit.

I guess I am not surprised. CBSi is only interested in Giant Bomb as long as it is profitable. Fixing these issues takes money and money takes away from profit. As long as they can keep enough users happy to where they profit then they are probably content. I know I don't plan on renewing in September due to the various technical issues combined with the overall lack of content I feel they are putting out. It just seems to me that the GB crew's heart is not in this site anymore. I think what we will see is continued output from Alex and Patrick so they can justify their cost but the in office guys just kinda going through the motions. I would love to be wrong about this.

#8 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

I echo others sentiments regarding the headline. What can we expect next? "<something>, <something> and <something>, Oh My!"

#9 Edited by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

Kenji Eno was truly one of a kind. Wasn't afraid to take crazy chances. He was inspired to make a game with no graphics for the Saturn (Real Sound: The Winds Regret) after working with some visually impaired people who still made the effort on a regular basis to play action video games despite their disability. Enemy Zero was the Dead Space of it's era on the Saturn. His pimp hand was forever cemented eternal during one particular TGS. I will just paste from the excellent story James Mielke did for 1UP a few years ago down below but long story short...

Sony shorted him on his initial run of D for the PlayStation. There were 100,000 pre-orders but Sony only made 40,000 because they gave some of the in house Sony titles manufacturing priority. Despite this he goes up to speak at Sony's Press Conference, the Sony execs think he is going to announce that he is going to make games exclusively for PlayStation. He starts talking and as he does the PlayStation logo on the screen behind him MORPHS into a Sega Saturn logo and he announces he will be making games exclusively for Sega Saturn and then exits Sony's Press Conference stage (presumably after dropping the mic).

Apparently he had some connections real high up at Sony who basically said "I don't care what Kenji did, you're not gonna fuck with Kenji". That's why he didn't "accidentally" get thrown in front of a train/hit by a car, etc.


1UP: Um...wow. OK, let's get back to Warp's exciting history. Years ago, you caused quite a stir at a Japanese press event when, rather than announcing that Warp's future titles would be coming to Sony's PlayStation, you instead chose to reveal an exclusive deal with Sega...and then went on to stomp all over a plush doll of Sony's MuuMuu mascot from Jumping Flash! Did that really happen?

KE: Maybe, but I don't think it did. [Laughs]

1UP: I know you did transform a PlayStation logo -- right as everyone's watching -- the logo transformed into a Sega Saturn logo. So, at a Sony event, a Sony festival, where you're onstage to announce your deal with Sony, you actually announce that Warp would be making games for the Sega Saturn. Which, I don't know who has the balls to do that these days, but you sure did back then. Tell us the story behind that.

KE: The reason why this happened is because of how angry I was with Sony. I was very mad at Sony. When I released D on the PlayStation, Acclaim was to publish it. So the sales people gathered orders for a 100,000 units, but Sony had given their other titles manufacturing priority. So Sony told me that they had only manufactured 40,000 units, and I was very mad about that. But then, in the end, they had actually only manufactured only 28,000 units, which is very bad. So the sales people had gotten 100,000 preorders from retailers, but Sony wasn't able to manufacture all of them. I was very pissed about that, because one title like that for a small company is very important. If that game doesn't sell well, then that's very bad for the company, so I was very mad about that.

So I was talking to a guy at Sony, and this was toward the end of the year, and I said, "OK, I'm going to go to [Japanese electronics retailer] Bic Camera, and if I don't see my game there, I'm going to punch you." and they said, "No don't worry about it. It's going to be there." And I went to Bic Camera and didn't find it, so I actually did punch this guy -- so that should tell you how mad I was. Interesting, interesting. I was originally creating Real Sound for Sony because, originally, I liked Sony. All of the electronics in my house were Sony branded. That's the irony.

I felt betrayed when Sony was treating me like that, so when I heard that the Sega vice president was a very interesting guy, he and I met and created this whole plot. My original conditions to make the game exclusive for Saturn involved my earlier story about supplying 1,000 Saturns for the blind people, and also to have Sega's president appear onstage, personally, for the event. That was the original plot, and that was what was going to happen until the last minute, but he had a board meeting at Sega, and they were like, "OK, you're actually appearing?" Like, Sega is a big, successful company, and a high-up management-level guy in that kind of company appearing in a situation like that isn't good, so everybody stopped him. So he appeared in a video rather than in person.

1UP: What did he say?

KE: He said, "Welcome to Sega."

1UP: And that's when the PlayStation logo transformed. So this was a public event, or just a corporate event?

KE: It was a public event, but the first day -- when this happened -- was just an industry-only day.

1UP: What was the reaction on people's faces?

KE: For this event, I was originally asking for a bigger booth than Sony. It was a Sony event, but I wanted a bigger booth, but Sony didn't allow that. So my booth was the same size as Sony's. So I gathered 200 members of the press, and then I did the full announcement, and right after that, everybody pulled out their cellphones to report the news, and they were all confused -- like, "Sony! Sega! Sony changed to Sega!" And they were all confused, and that was the funniest part, that I was up there watching these guys panicking.

1UP: You told me one time that even though you did this thing, somebody at Sony was still protecting your back. Some high-level executive....

KE: There was this one guy who was very high up in the company, and I'm not going to mention his name, because he's still in the industry. But when I did this, Sony had a meeting, and they were like, "What should we do with Eno?" But the exec said, "This is very normal in the music industry; there are a lot of people like this in the music industry."

1UP: Right, like George Michael or Prince.

KE: Yeah, and he said, "So we should be happy that a guy like this appeared in the game industry." He was telling people that they shouldn't do anything to me. So that's how this exec was watching my back.

#10 Posted by Ho_Blivion (66 posts) -

Awesome Johnny